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the building, brought them out, and used a charge to disrupt the device. not make the device to explode, but make it so it cannot explode, and that is done with a little bit of destination on the part of the bomb squad. tonight, it will be quite a while before they get the scene clear. this started at 1:00 this afternoon when james lee, well- known to the people at discovery as a longtime protester, showed up in the lobby. what james j. lee may not have known during his four-hour siege of the discovery channel building is that for the entire time, the police literally had him in their sights. when just before 5:00 he appeared to threaten peace hostage -- threaten a hostage, the police sniper pulled the trigger. them he pointed his gun at one of the hostages. it is not confirmed if he actually fired the weapon or not, but at that point, or tactical units moved in -- are tactical units moved in and shot the suspect, who is deceased. >> lee, known as a longtime protester at the discovery channel, walked into the networks lobby, firing a shot from a handgun and told the people they're not t
we are glad you are joining us at 5:00 on this wednesday morning, i am alison starling. . >> i am pamela brown. we begin with traffic and weather. first, a meteorologist at caskey. >> today will be a lot like the past couple days, high pressure system in place. sunny and hot, but not oppressively humid. hurricane earl is a category 3, downgraded. it will have little to no impact on our local weather this friday and into the weekend. on the beaches there could be some impact mainly with the higher service and dangerous wind conditions. first, a lot of sunshine today, 95 degrees. starting out in the '60s in the suburbs, 76 downtown. >>> we are in great shape. 95 in and of baltimore, construction should be gone on the beltway, 66. noel loureece on 66 outside the beltway. heading south to richmond between fredericksburg and richmond after the thornburgh exit, yesterday's bill was an accident with a truck that went off the road. it was loaded with tyres and the tires caught on fire. there brushfires and the right lane is still blocked. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top story this
am pamela brown. great to have you with us. time for traffic and weather every ten minutes. we start with meteorologist adam caskey. we have an update. >> it is a category 3 storm, downgraded. on the high end of a category three. maximum sustained winds of 125 miles an hour. it is 70 degrees in springfield, 68 in gainesville, 67 in upper marlboro. total sunshine again today, just like yesterday, 95 degrees. not oppressively humid. air quality little better today, "orange. tomorrow it will be the 59th 90-degree day. >>> slow traffic on 95 in virginia northbound at the prince william parkway. we are going to see if there is any delay for news choppers 7. -- newschopper 7. baltimore washington parkway. leaving and going into laurel, it is nothing but volume. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top story, a bracing for hurricane earl. an hour ago the storm was downgraded to a category three. if it is still on track to skirt the east coast. state leaders up and down the atlantic are not taking chances. today virginia will go into emergency mode to prepare for whatever it could bring. court
that mean for us on the delmarva beaches? wind gusts will increase, especially in the midday and afternoon. rain showers will begin this afternoon. i already see a few drops coming in. we have a band. luck think tide cycle is working in our favor right here. normally you get to the high tide -- actually the tide is going out and the breakers are coming in not even nearing the wall here on the boardwalk. the water is still 25 yards out from the boardwalk. we have chris. i know you went to an emergency preparation meeting today. tell us what's going on and how they are preparing and reacting. >> they talk about nor'easters usually affecting ocean city more than a hurricane. there is more than 100,000 people in ocean city. in the the fall when they get the nor'easters there is a lot fewer people there. they have a lot of police out. we're watching officers drive up and down the boardwalk all morning long but there still have been a lot of people checking out earl. >> ocean city police ordered people off the beaches. strong winds begin to batter the maryland coast. >> i don't think it is bad t
kennedy is live in north carolina. she joins us with the very latest. >> we are finally getting some heat -- decent weather at the outer banks. overnight, we have dramatically and followed by 12 hours of rain. what is left behind is this incredible surf and tourist were trying to get a jumpstart on their vacation. correcting girl was a powerful category three hurricane when it passed off the coast of north carolina's outer banks. wind gusts up to 80 miles per hour felt overnight. this man rode out the storm in his home. his house sustained minimal damage and today, he is without power. >> i did not sleep at all. we have done it before. and we will do it again. >> the storm surge from hurricane earl was between 2-3 feet, resulting in over wash on the ocean road. heavy machinery was brought in to remove water and sand from the street. this family heeded the mandatory evacuation order. by daylight, they were back to their vacation rental, trying to salvage what was left of their trip. >> i was just chomping at the bit to get back. we are staying through the labor day weekend. we're happy to
-year old son. >> of as a little anxious at first because they ran us out of the building, but they got the kids out safely. in a very good man. i cannot commend them enough. the discovery channel has practiced its evaluation procedure short after 9/11. some of the employees stayed behind in the building to help hostage negotiators and police. stay with us all morning for continuing coverage. we will look at the life of the man at the center of the standoff, coming up. >>> are other the big story, the latest on hurricane earl. the east coast is getting ready as the storm moves north. virginia, maryland, north carolina understates of emergency. federal disaster officials are moving emergency teams as a precaution. people are being told to leave some areas before the start of the labor day weekend. some people in ocean city are packing up this time and having a child. now more on how people are bracing for the storm. chris? >> people are getting ready. they were talking about it last night as they were enjoying the sun set. it is going to be tough to see, but waves are building. there hav
down. good morning, washington. tds friday morning. i'm glad you could join us today. we're arrive in ocean city, maryland with a check on conditions but we begin with a quick check on traffic and weather and start to the holiday weekend. >> let me tell you, a really nice afternoon on the way or looking forward to across most of the area, however, the further east you go, that is going to run into the bigger problems. adam will have more on that in just a few minutes. temperatures a very comfortable start. 73 in fairfax. martinsburg looking at 77. there is the hurricane creeping up on the right hand side of your screen but a cold front, a strong cold front arrived later on today and that's going to bring much cooler temperatures for the upcoming holiday weekend. breezy and hot once again. near 90 degrees for a daytime high. the high temperatures come tomorrow. let's head over to lisa live in the traffic center. it is a good run this morning. construction already complete in triangle. northbound traffic is good. southbound in virginia there is a minor crash on the left side with tra
news at noon, on your side. >> thank you for joining us. i am alison starling. we begin with the latest on hurricane earl. it is losing steam as it swirls off the coast. it is not a category one storm. but the heavy rain and winds -- it is now a category one storm, but the heavy rain and winds have caused a stir. coastal communities are not out of the woods just yet. we go live to atlantic beach, north carolina, but we want to begin with adam caskey in ocean city. bring us up-to-date. >> we are live in ocean city, and this tends to flood first. locals would now read a bit of a wash on the parking lot. -- locals would know. a bit of a wash up on the parking lot. this has been downgraded to category 1 at 11:00 a.m. maximum sustained winds at 85 miles per hour. as expected, it is accelerating now. it is centered 152 miles to the southeast from right here in ocean city. later on this evening, 8:00 p.m., it should be 245 miles to the northeast of ocean city. this should continue to slowly weekend. high tide at 4: 8. we will see these which continue to push up on the beach. -- these waves con
center is open as the delmarva peninsula braces for the arrival. >> we want people to use common sense and be safe. there will be sunshine in ocean city tomorrow. >> the son is not shining yet, but the waves are pounding the maryland coast. they have been pretty big. the rip currents are dangerous enough that surfing is not allowed today and swimming could likely be restricted this weekend. the story really is the wind is picking up. we have seen some rain. the waves are impressive as hurricane earl is making its way up the eastern seaboard. reporting from ocean city, chris van cleve. >> thank you. >>> montgomery county pope urban search and rescue team will help parts of massachusetts deal with it. the team left late last night, activated by the federal emergency management association. team members are trained at rescuing victims trapped. >> new york and new england are getting ready for whatever the storm brings. it is still lashing n.c. with winds and rain. family schmidt has the latest. >> this is as it began to move past atlantic beach, n.c. last night, bus in the outer banks as
in sherman circle. the u.s. backing off from his job at the flagship restaurant. the cheap -- the tree where he collapsed is adorned with candles and photos, memento of a life cut short. >> i think we will certainly feel a little safer. this was uncalled for and unnecessary. >> i do not know the reason why it happened. >> since the murder, the city has trimmed it lowered trees to increase visibility, replaced more street lights and posted signs to indicate the park is closed after dark. >> the suspect in this case, once again from 818-year-old eric forman. >> a virginia woman will be put to death just four hours from now. the governor and the supreme court have both refused to allow appeal. she is accused of murdering her husband instead sent to collect insurance money. >> emaar to neighborhood is still reeling from a town house fire that killed a mother and two of her five children. this happened yesterday. tonight, neighbors are talking about the mother's bravery in the midst of flames. dale is live on the scene with the latest. >> you were out here last night. you know what kind of neighb
. >> we expect to get an update from police later this afternoon. the authorities tell us they have to have this thing cleared in silver spring later today. for the latest, my colleague courtney robinson. >> we still have police here in silver spring at the discovery building. also here, dozens of workers who were turned around -- while many could not talk on camera, one woman said that she feels blessed. >> i kept calming him down. quizzed christopher says that he came face-to-face with james one week ago on the bus. he was passing of christian cards when he offended lee who went unleash. he says that he saw him around 12:00 a.m. yesterday pushing cardboard boxes. he had no idea they contained explosives. matt worse for discovery, but was not inside when lee came in sight with the boxes and fired a gun in the lobby. he had left work for the day, and is surprised. >> you need key cards and access to get everywhere, so i usually feel safe here. >> today he and many others returned to work of the discovery building. but it is not only those who work there who were shaken. people just
, what can you tell us today? >> officers say that the gunman acted alone. james j. lee was well-known at discovering. a longtime protester who was upset with their programming. four hours , james j. lee held three men hostage inside the discovery channel building, beginning 1:00 yesterday afternoon when he locked into the main lobby with a handgun, a metal canisters strapped to his body, carrying a backpack and boxes believed to be explosive devices. he fired a shot and told everyone to stay put. if an hour later the officers began negotiating with him on the phone until 5:00 p.m. when he threatened a hostage. police snipers pulled the trigger. >> hart tactical units moved in at that point and shot the suspect. -- our tactical units. >> workers were told to evacuate or to hide. those working your 900 down as well. >> it was scary. >> lee was the only casualty, but police still took action after hearing this boom. several loud booms word and a bomb squad disrupted the devices that he brought into the building. back out of here alive, police are in front of discovery headquarters.
standing at 9.6%. that is higher than anybody wanted to be. rebecca cooper lives at -- joins us live from the studio. >> it shows the eight straight month in which the numbers of new private-sector jobs went up. that did not stop unemployment from going up this month. president obama is vowing a new approach. it was not by much, but the new unemployment numbers to go up just enough for the bad news to overshadow the good news. the total unemployment is now at 9.6%. today, president obama was quick to point out that the economy was losing 750,000 jobs a month. today's jobs show deep private sector created 67,000 new jobs last month. that is more than analysts expected. more needs to be done, he said. >> that is why i am calling on congress to make passing a this -- a small business jobs bill its first order of business. >> president was asked -- the economy is moving in a positive direction. jobs are being created. they are not being created as fast as they need to. >> president obama at promised a new package of economic ideas. republicans say the president does not also extend tax cuts f
also revealed to us that -- that he may have pulled out a gun and pointed at one of the hostages and that is what prompted police to shoot him in front of the discovery communications building. we have been following this situation all day long. he is live now in the newsroom. >> you talk about what the police chief just referenced. it people at discovery were familiar with james j. lee. perhaps they had no idea that he would take it to this extent. but as they scoured the internet and read the long list of demands that he had written of discovery, his distaste for discovery certainly had been growing. >> on his myspace page, an ominous looking photo with the caption, i am ready to do something. james j. lee seemed poised for a dramatic act and it would not be his first grade in 2008, commotion outside the discovery channel headquarters after he was handing out fliers that offered $200,000 in property forever could put up with an idea that would -- for a tv show that would help save the planet. >> there is a crazy man handing out money. >> he was arrested for disorderly conduct a
in the building. someone in attendance soot -- sent us this photo of the a twitter. -- via twitter. >> he was the calming influence in that room. he helped with negotiations. >> again, the breaking news at this hour is that we learned that he was in possession of eight devices. they would not characterize how powerful they were, but he said they were devices. there were taken very, very seriously. the police chief says they want to make sure that mr. lee was acting alone here. they are still looking for the car he may have been operating yesterday just to make sure that does not pose a danger to the community. they want to wrap up their clock -- investigation. >> thank you. >>> we have learned that a news producer was able to make contact during that standoff. here is a snippet of that conversation. >> if you have a gun? >> i have a gun and i had a bomb. i have several bombs strapped to my body, ready to go off. >> the producer called the discovery building and james lee picked up the telephone. >> we are learning so much more about james lee. he was known for his strong beliefs on popula
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